Parenting The Best Cartoons of All Time  

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There have been many fantastic animated TV shows throughout the history, but which ones are the best? Some people think that cartoons are just for children, but there are many that have frequent themes that even adults will enjoy. From classic animated series like "Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," and "The Jetsons" to the modern day hits of "The Simpsons" and "South Park," there are many great cartoons available. Both classic cartoons and current animated series make this list of the best cartoons of all time. For anime, check out these lists of the best anime series and the best superhero anime of all time..

The cartoon was created during the silent movie era as a short that was shown before movies. They gained even more popularity when the talkies came around, most notable of these were made by the Walt Disney company and Warner Bros with "Merry Melodies" (which later became "Looney Tunes"). With the invention of the television, cartoons and animated programs finally found a realm in which to flourish.

This is a list of the best cartoons of all time, including series that are long gone and ones that are still going today. Vote up your favorite or make your own version.

 

1
29,523 14,060
Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

2
26,391 15,300
The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

3
30,988 10,298
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

4
25,777 14,563
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

5
23,125 11,313
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

6
16,494 13,030
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
25,502 12,708
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

8
19,708 13,177
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

9
18,873 11,782
South Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

10
17,216 11,722
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

11
17,265 11,545
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

12
15,946 8,856
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

13
17,329 10,972
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

14
16,261 7,696
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

15
13,300 8,480
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

16
14,072 7,553
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

17
13,329 8,180
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

18
12,367 8,016
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

19
12,663 7,565
Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

20
10,571 8,092
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

21
12,499 7,526
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

22
11,744 6,282
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

23
11,661 7,760
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

24
12,104 6,567
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

25
11,695 7,057
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

26
11,040 5,711
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

27
10,163 6,468
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

28
9,823 6,010
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

29
10,912 6,838
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

30
10,771 5,886
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

31
12,324 7,084
Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

32
13,098 7,356
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

33
9,121 4,887
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

34
9,437 4,048
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

35
8,822 5,493
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

36
8,950 6,210
X-Men: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

37
8,064 6,114
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

38
8,189 5,567
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

39
10,532 4,931
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

40
7,940 5,328
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

41
6,718 3,908
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

42
8,131 4,458
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

43
8,032 5,379
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

44
10,356 3,432
Rick and Morty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

45
6,725 4,576
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

46
7,545 4,941
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

47
7,618 4,624
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

48
6,557 4,424
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

49
6,161 4,939
The Smurfs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
The Smurfs 1981

50
7,518 5,026
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997